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Second Annual Spring Symposium

April 27, 2017

 

Over 75 service providing folks came together on Thursday to address critical needs in our Bonner and Boundary County communities.  Becca Orchard and Elise Boyce introduced the new Volunteer Idaho Panhandle initiative and challenged the group to help them meet their goal of registering 25 nonprofits on the new web matching tool, VolunteerUnited, by May 23rd….25 registrations in 25 days!   The response was overwhelmingly positive and VIP is off to the races!

Mark Tucker and Keri Stark from United Way of North Idaho updated the group on ALICE (Asset Limited Income Restricted Employed), helping service providers understand this important client group and their needs.  (Click here for full ALICE report).  This informative presentation led naturally into the work by facilitated small groups to identify the most critical obstacles to meeting needs in four areas:  Transportation, Financial Assistance, Housing and Mental Health.  Groups were able to identify a few critical actions that can be taken in the next few weeks to begin the work of impacting these gaps in services.  The energy was high and very concrete actions were agreed to….there is tremendous optimism that with small steps forward we can begin to make a difference.  May 23rd SPIN will be the test, as we will be getting a report of successes at this quarterly gathering.

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4th Quarter SPIN

 

 

Housing Panel included Bonner County Housing Agency - Chris Bassett, Bonner Homeless Transitions - Tamie Martinsen, Priest River Ministries Advocates for Women - Rhonda Encinas. Assembly of God - Jeanette Ellis and Freedom House -Fred Petteruto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirty members of our service providing community met Tuesday morning to continue the conversations on improving vital services in the Bonner and Boundary County communities.   With a vast majority of needs involving housing (see data), the group took on the task of identifying resources and solutions to address the most common scenarios found in our counties.  Gaps continue to be found but the group was able to share lots of information about how to access current services.  Several concrete actions were selected to move forward on.  The meeting ended with a panel of five service providers who are currently offering emergency/crisis housing services or assistance sharing important information about their operations.

 

In addition, Jack Dyck reviewed an update on our April Symposium commitments.    It appears we have made progress on a few items, and eliminated a few that were discovered to be unattainable.   It was nice to see forward progress.   It is the intent of the SPIN group to continue to move forward with the projects identified as feasible and value added.  We will add to the list of actions as they are created in meetings going forward.

 

 

Elise Boyce also updated the group on Volunteer Idaho Panhandle progress.  Elise is finishing her one year VISTA term in November.  Her contributions to our community and service are greatly appreciated.  VIP would not BE without her.  October 30th at 5:30 PM will be the next Find Your Perfect Match opportunity for organizations and community members to connect in person.

 

 

Next meeting will be January 23rd 8 am – 10 am.

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SoupTember 2017 WOW!

September 21, 2017

 

The line to enter SoupTember Festival was continuous. The soups were amazing, the band (Browne Salmon Truck) penetrated the crisp fall air with the perfect sound while heads were bobbing in the air as the clouds parted and gave us a beautiful evening. We had over 100 more attendees joined us this year and took part in our Autumn celebration.  Our winner "Beet and Basil" wowed the tasters with their Peruvian beef stew soup! The silent Auction and live auctions were huge successes, the raffle winner was elated at her prize of $460 worth of Restaurant Certificates! A great time was had by all.  All the proceeds will help Sandpoint Community Resource Center continue to help our neighbors and friends.

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